Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Ali Shaban

Abstract

The micro hydropower project strives to meet the needs of a specific village in northern Thailand in partnership with Engineers Without Borders. Specifically, the electrical side of the system must be designed to convert the mechanical power of a flowing river that is turning a turbine into sustainable and dependable power. Currently available hydropower systems will be considered, analyzed, and tailored to suit the specific needs of the community in need. The system to be designed will be flexible enough to demonstrate proof-of-concept with the limited maximum generable power in lab while having the ability to be easily scaled for the village demands. After testing, the system will be analyzed for suitability to be used by Engineers Without Borders in Thailand, with any recommended changes included in the report.

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